Malaysia - RMAF

MRCA: Kuwait Chooses Typhoon

SHAH ALAM: THE Eurofighter Consortium announced today that the Sultanate of Kuwait has selected 28 Typhoons for its Air Force. Industry sources in Europe however said that they expect Kuwait will also order a similar number of Boeing Super Hornets to recapitalise its fighter force. Kuwait is expected to order […]

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As Expected…

SHAH ALAM: DESPITE the hype about Rafales and the Russian’s Mistral, as expected no contracts were agreed upon during the high profile visit of the French Defence Minister today. Infact, only the Rafale was discussed during the Joint Higher Defence Strategic Meeting (it has been on offer for the last […]

Malaysia - RMAF

MRCA: Typhoon and Rafale

SHAH ALAM: TYPHOON or the Rafale? With the visit of the French Defence Minister to Malaysia coming so soon (this Sunday Aug 30, 2015), on the heels of the visit of UK Prime Minister David Cameron and his Defence Procurement Minister Philip Dunne I thought it would be timely to […]

Malaysian Defence

8 Things We are NOT Getting in RMK11

SHAH ALAM: BEFORE we start, let me say that this is not the official RMK11 Dump list. Its just the Malaysian Defence’s Eight Things We Are Not Getting in RMK11. Why eight? Because eight is supposed to be a lucky number. Further more I am pretty sure the eight items […]


MRCA: Updates, Sort Off

SHAH ALAM: YES its a week after LIMA, I am only starting to write about the MRCA programme. It is just to show there is not much really moving on the MRCA even at the country’s premier airshow. Three of the MRCA candidates were present at LIMA 2015 but only […]


LIMA 2013 Update

SHAH ALAM:PETALING JAYA: Yes the immediate concern is the intrusion off Lahad Datu but since I am stuck here (not to say we will get anything more if we are at Lahad Datu) lets get back to things more slightly interesting, for example Lima 2013. Anyways since this year’s Lima […]

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MRCA: Another Day..

SHAH ALAM: IF someone were to check out the Star website yesterday, it would have been reasonable for him or her to think that the Government was on the verge of deciding on the Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) for the Royal Malaysian Air Force. Alas the report failed to mention […]

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Defence Shows

DSA 2012: Some sort of a review

SHAH ALAM: As widely reported in the media, no decision had been for the MRCA programme. To me it was expected as the time-line for a final decision would be in the middle of next year. This could change of course depending on the results of the general election. At […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

MRCA programme: Moving Forward

PETALING JAYA: Since I am threading on sensitive grounds, lets just say that our very own MRCA programme is moving forward, despite my reservations about funding issues. And since I am not able to divulge the details at the moment, let us look at this matter via the Switzerland example. […]